Animals and art

Throughout history and across civilisations, animals have been represented in art for their beauty, to tell stories, or to worship the powers they were believed to hold. The bond and fascination between humans and animals is both timeless and universal.

Artists often take solace and inspiration from the animals around them. With so many Australian artists living in rural settings, or simply pet owners, animals are frequent features in many artists’ studios, offering unconditional companionship as well as artistic inspiration.

Find paintings, drawings and prints of all your favourite local wildlife, from the iconic kangaroo to the more unusual cassowary. Travel continents and uncover creatures from all corners of the earth.

Immerse yourself in the beauty, creativity and at times stunningly life like representations in the wonderful Animal Collection.

X Animals
91.4cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
21cm (W) x 29.5cm (H)
Pastel and pigmented wax on glossy cardstock, 210gsm
76cm (W) x 56cm (H)
‘Dhagaay yulaanbi-li nhulaan’. Collaged linoleum print. Limited edition of 25. Paper 560H x 760W and Print 480H x 640W.
20.3cm (W) x 20.3cm (H)
Colour pencil on Fabriano Artistico hot press 640gsm paper
42cm (W) x 30cm (H)
acrylics on 300gsm acrylic paper
25.3cm (W) x 23cm (H)
Colour pencil on acid free cartridge
20cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil paint on stretched canvas.
42cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Watercolour on 110 gram paper - By exhibiting artiast John Graham
15cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Artists watercolour and gouache on conservation board
29cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Arches 300gsm watercolour paper
35cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Acrylics on stretched canvas
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic paint onto canvas, with clear satin UV vanish.
95cm (W) x 85cm (H)
Mixed art supplies on paper
20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Artist Quality Watercolor Paint On Prepared Canvas Panel
45cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic, ink on canvas. Painted sides white, varnished and ready to hang
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
oil paint on stretched canvas ready to hang
20.5cm (W) x 25.5cm (H)
oil on gessoed masonite panel
20.5cm (W) x 25.5cm (H)
oil on gessoed masonite panel
26cm (W) x 21cm (H)
oil on gessoed masonite panel